The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 77 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 7 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.92% 1.11% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 5.49% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 2
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £32,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £36,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
223 182 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 29.15% 20.18% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 144 158 174
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
1 16 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (93.75%) VPN
3 12 (75.00%) WAN
4 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (62.50%) Juniper
4 10 (62.50%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) Ethernet
5 9 (56.25%) F5
6 8 (50.00%) VoIP
6 8 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (43.75%) VLAN
7 7 (43.75%) WLAN
7 7 (43.75%) LAN
7 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Network Security
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (25.00%) SSH
10 4 (25.00%) Fast Ethernet
10 4 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
10 4 (25.00%) PKI
10 4 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (25.00%) Wireless
10 4 (25.00%) Frame Relay

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
1 16 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (93.75%) VPN
3 12 (75.00%) WAN
4 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (62.50%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) Ethernet
6 8 (50.00%) VoIP
7 7 (43.75%) VLAN
7 7 (43.75%) WLAN
7 7 (43.75%) LAN
7 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (25.00%) SSH
9 4 (25.00%) Fast Ethernet
9 4 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Designer
1 6 (37.50%) Network Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Budget Control
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCIE
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCDE
2 1 (6.25%) CCDP
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Juniper
3 9 (56.25%) F5
4 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Intel